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Good Samaritans – Will Carver

About the book: One crossed wire, three dead bodies and six bottles of bleach.

Seth Beauman can’t sleep. He stays up late, calling strangers from his phonebook, hoping to make a connection, while his wife, Maeve, sleeps upstairs. A crossed wire finds a suicidal Hadley Serf on the phone to Seth, thinking she is talking to The Samaritans.
But a seemingly harmless, late-night hobby turns into something more for Seth and for Hadley, and soon their late-night talks are turning into day-time meet-ups. And then this dysfunctional love story turns into something altogether darker, when Seth brings Hadley home…
And someone is watching…

Dark, sexy, dangerous and wildly readable, Good Samaritans marks the scorching return of one of crime fiction’s most exceptional voices.

My Review:  There are some books that you pick up and start and know IMMEDIATELY that this is going to blow you away and Good Samaritans is one of those books.  It’s also one of those books that once you start you know that you could easily read it in one sitting because there is NO WAY you are going to be able to put this book down.  Unfortunately for me, real life gets in the way, so I had to slowly devour this deliciously dark story over 3 days and let me tell you I was giving my family really dirty looks all weekend as they were forcing me to socialise instead of read this book.

So, on to my thoughts on this book. Holy sh*tballs, it’s dark… so dark you need a flashlight.  It’s dirty, despite all the bleach.  It’s sexy, rude and unashamedly naughty and the twisted, sick characters are an absolute delight.  It’s original, it’s slick and downright disturbing and without doubt this is going into my Top Ten books of 2018.

This ticks EVERY SINGLE BOX that I require for a 5 star ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ read and I can’t wait to read more from this author.

About the Author: Will Carver is the international bestselling author of the January David series (Arrow). He spent his early years in Germany, but returned to the UK at age 11, when his sporting career took off. He turned down a professional rugby contract to study theatre and television at King Alfred’s, Winchester, where he set up a successful theatre company.  He currently runs his own fitness and nutrition company, while working on his next thriller. He lives in Reading with his two children.

 

What other people are saying about Good Samaritans:

‘I loved this book. dark and at times almost comical, a great blend of crime thriller and the darkest imaginable domestic noir. Actually like domestic noir on LSD’ Sarah Pinborough

‘Totally addictive. Like Fight Club, only darker’ S.J. Watson

‘Beautiful, gripping and disturbing in equal measure, a postcard from the razor’s edge of the connected world we live in’ Kevin Wignall

‘Possibly the most interesting and original writer in the crime-fiction genre, and I’ve loved his books for years. Good Samaritans is his best to date – dark, slick, gripping, and impossible to put down. You’ll be sucked in from the first page’ Luca Veste

‘Sick … in the best possible way. Will Carver delivers a delicious slice of noir that will have you reeling’ Michael J. Malone

Good Samaritans is dark, edgy, disturbing, shocking and sexy. It’s also highly original and one of the best thrillers of the year. Cancel all plans when you start this book and warn those around you; any interruptions may cause them harm. You need to read this book’ Michael Wood

’A twisted, devious thriller’ Nick Quantrill

‘A dark and addictive novel that felt deliciously sexy to read, like I should read it where no one could see‘ Louise Beech

‘Black-hearted noir. Disturbing and brilliant’ Tom Wood

‘Quirky, cool and dark as sin, Good Samaritans will rock your reading world’ Liz Loves Books

 

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